This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 1 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
March in Place (warm-up)
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SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints.
Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Ever wonder if the exercises you're doing are going to give you the best results for your body? Well look no further! These three moves offer body benefits for every woman—and they don't require a gym membership or fancy equipment. Make... Read more
Those moves are mostly for strength (squats, lunges, twists), so I'm not surprised at the low calorie burn. The Wii probably only counts the calories you burned during the boxing portion, since that is the only cardio-style exercise you did.... Read more
Squats are only dangerous if you have joint injuries or other medical conditions that inhibit your mobility, or if you're using improper form. There are videos out there that explain form, or you can ask someone at the gym to check yours for you.... Read more
Four years ago I was a success story. I was more fit than I had ever been in my life. I had lost 85 pounds and kept it off for well over 3 years. Then, I slowly stopped... it crept back in. Then... it did more than creep. I have gained nearly al... Read more
When I scoop out my cat's litter box, I practice some squats. After I finish scooping, I use a short-handled whisk broom and dustpan that I found at a dollar store to sweep up all of the litter that my cat has sprayed all over the tile floor. I do... Read more
by Celebrity Fitness Trainer David KirschLadies, start your lunges! While you may have packed away your bikini, itís not over for your hips, thighs and butt. Itís jeans season -- skinny jeans season -- that is, and time to get your lower half looking... Read more
When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don'... Read more
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